Cause"way (?), Cau"sey (?), n. [OE. cauci, cauchie, OF. cauchie, F. chauss'ee, from LL. (via) calciata, fr calciare to make a road, either fr. L. calx lime, hence, to pave with limestone (cf. E. chalk), or from L. calceus shoe, from calx heel, hence, to shoe, pave, or wear by treading.]

A way or road rasid above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground.

But that broad causeway will direct your way. Dryden.

The other way Satan went down The causey to Hell-gate. Milton.


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